petals wrote:I saw a ruling in this case posted at scared monkeys this afternoon. Someone else can copy it over here if they want to. It looks like the Judge has granted the motion to dismiss Skeeter's estate. I showed it to my husband, the attorney, and he thinks it is a bad, bad ruling for Dr. Phil. It really leaves Dr. Phil hanging out to dry.
I'm no attorney...but it the court has ruled it was noteworthy news and therefore not an invasion of privacy...they can't later come back and say it was. So at a minimum...at least the invasion of privacy has been dealt with in my opinion.
As to dismissing Skeeter from commiting fraud...it could open the door for Dr. Phil. Saying Skeeter didn't...doesn't necessarily mean Dr Phil didn't.